Engineering Systems Management (M.S.) Download PDF Version

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School Dean

Winston F. Erevelles, Ph.D.



Program Director

Rafael Moras, Ph.D., P.E.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Admission is granted only to those with high promise for success in graduate study. Applicants demonstrate this potential through previous academic records and testing. To be considered for admission to the MS Engineering Systems Management program, an applicant must fulfill the following:

  • Have a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in engineering, or related areas such as the physical sciences or mathematics. Students with a degree in other disciplines may be admitted on a contingency basis provided they complete a set of prerequisites dictated by the Graduate Program Director.

  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (A=4.00) in their BS degree. (Applicants who fail to meet the standard may be admitted on a conditional basis. The graduate programs director evaluates these cases on an individual basis.)

  • Submit GRE scores.

  • International students must submit minimum TOEFL scores of 80 on the Internet-based test or its equivalent on other forms of the test. Alternatively, they must score at least 6.0 on the IELTS test. Students who score 6.0 on the IELTS exam or 80-82 on the internet based TOEFL will be required to enroll in EN6301 Academic Writing for International Students during the first semester of attendance.

  • Submit a completed application form, a written statement of purpose indicating the applicant's interests and objectives, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts of all college level work.
  • Degree Requirements

    Engineering Systems Management (30hrs)
    Project Option

    Course # Course Title Hours
    EG6303 Lean production3
    EG7306 Six Sigma Quality3
    EG6341 Supply Chain Management3
    Financial Management Elective (choose three hours from EG6305 Engineering Economic Analysis/Decision Making, EG7350 Financial Aspects of Supply Chains, EG 7354 Engr. Cost Analysis)
    EG7351 Systems Engineering3
    EG8300 Engineering Systems Management3
    EG/BA 7353 Project Management3
    EG7356 Engineering Leadership and Ethics3
    ESM elective (EG 7155, 7255, 7355 Internship or an ESM or BA course, with Program Director approval)
    EG/PS 6309 Human Factors and Ergonomics3
    EG8396 Capstone project3
    Total hours36

    Engineering Systems Management (30hrs)
    Thesis Option

    Course # Course Title Hours
    Required: 30 hours
    EG6303Lean Production*3
    EG7306 Six Sigma Quality*3
    EG6341 Supply Chain Management*3
    EG7351 Systems Engineering3
    EG8300 Engineering Systems Management3
    EG/BA 7353 Project Management3
    Elective: EG7155, 7255, 7355 Internship or EG7356 Engineering Management Leadership and Ethics3
    Financial Management Elective: (EG6305 Engineering Economic Analysis/Decision Making, EG7350 Financial Aspects of Supply Chains, EG6338 Topics: Financial Aspects of Engineering Projects, EG6338 Topics: Engineering Cost Accounting)
    EG8390 Thesis I3
    EG8391 Thesis II3
    Total hours30

    Department Courses and Descriptions

    Department Courses and Descriptions
    BA 7311 Managing Business Projects or EG 7353 Project Management (3)
    This course provides a management perspective on managing projects. It examines the basic nature of managing business, public, engineering and information systems projects, including the specific insights and techniques required. Issues such as the selection and management of the project team, project initiation, implementation and termination are addressed. This course is cross-listed with BA 7353. Students who have previously received credit for BA 7311 may not enroll in this course.

    EC 6381 Cost Benefit Analysis (3)
    This course studies the theory and the application of cost benefit analysis to the evaluation of investment projects.

    EC 6382 Corporate Economics (3)
    A study of the economic decisions faced by the modern corporation and Chief Financial Officer, this course covers topics such as working capital management, financing, cost of capital, dividend policy, and risk management. Practical application is emphasized.

    EG 6303 Lean Production Systems (3)
    This course covers forecasting, inventory planning and control, aggregate planning, deterministic and stochastic inventory models, master scheduling, just-in-time and lean, theory of constraints, sequencing and scheduling, and assembly line balancing.

    EG 6338 Lean Supply Chain Management (3)
    Supply chain systems. Lean. Logistics.

    EG 6354 Computer Sys. Management or BA 7325 Management of Information Technology (3)
    This course examines a broad range of topics in the management of technology, information systems and organizational issues in exploiting new technology. The course explores concepts of applying computer information systems and communications technology to provide an effective frame work for managing competitiveness in an environment of rapid global change. Managing R&D, systems acquisition, decision-making, and links to other functional areas in the corporation are emphasized.

    EG 7306 Six Sigma Quality (3)
    This course provides the student with (1) an awareness of the history and evolution of the Quality Management philosophy and its principles and methodologies, (2) a thorough knowledge of the quality design and planning process, (3) the ability to deploy basic and advanced quality methods and functions in various organizational settings, and (4) the skills to analyze and develop strategies using relevant case studies and ways to transition organizations to the quality.

    EG 7351 Systems Engineering (3)
    This course deals with systems analysis, engineering economics, and systems engineering and their impact on decision making.

    EG 8300 Engineering Systems Management (3)
    This is a comprehensive course for the Engineering Systems Management graduate program. It incorporates case studies to permit integration of the functional areas studied in the program and engineering ethics. Class activities typically focus on practical applications of engineering systems management (systems of systems) concepts.

    PS 6309 Human Factors and Ergonomics (3)
    This course is a comprehensive and practical review of basic concepts in the integration of the human component into the design, development and evaluation of man-machine systems and sub-systems. It emphasizes the data and practices of human engineering (same as EG 6309).

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